Jonathan Vincent Voight
December 29, 1938
(m. 1962–1967, divorced)
(m. 1971–1978, divorced)
|Relatives||Barry Voight, Chip Taylor (brothers)|
Jon Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American actor. Voight came to publicity in the late 1960s with his Academy Award–nominated performance as Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo, in Midnight Cowboy (1969). He has received an Academy Award for Best Actor, having received it for his role in the 1978 film Coming Home, in which he played a paraplegic Vietnam War veteran. In the 1970s, he became renowned as a Hollywood star.
Early life and family[change | change source]
His mother was of German ancestry; his father was of Slovak ancestry. Voight is the middle of three brothers: volcanologist Barry Voight was born in 1937; musician Chip Taylor was born in 1940.
Voight's son James Haven and daughter Angelina Jolie are actors.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Jon Voight bio". The New York Times online. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Jon Voight on IMDb
- 1938 births
- Living people
- Academy Award winning actors
- Actors from New York (state)
- BAFTA Award winning actors
- Movie producers from New York (state)
- Screenwriters from New York (state)
- People from Yonkers, New York
- American movie actors
- American stage actors
- American television actors
- Republicans (United States)
- Golden Globe Award winning actors